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Primary Colors [DVD] [Anamorphic Widescreen]

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  • In Mike Nichols's PRIMARY COLORS, America's topsy-turvy political process is viewed through the eyes of Henry Burton (Adrian Lester), an idealistic young man who is seduced into managing the presidential campaign of slick southern governor Jack Stanton (John Travolta). The mesmerized Burton immediately sets up campaign headquarters and meets his new political family: Susan Stanton (Emma Thompson), Jack's wife and partner; Richard Jemmons (Billy Bob Thornton), the sly, improbable political strategist who proudly describes himself as a redneck; Libby Holden (Kathy Bates), the fanatically loyal, overtly lesbian campaign troubleshooter who always has a big mouth and occasionally carries a big gun to match; and Daisy (Maura Tierney), the young, smart, and looking-for-love campaign media adviser. The film is based on the controversial best-selling novel by Anonymous (Joe Klein). Travolta's dead-on, thinly disguised Clinton impersonation alone is well worth seeing.
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 20283

  • Credits
    John Travolta, Emma Thompson, Kathy Bates, Billy Bob Thornton, Larry Hagman, Larry Hageman, Maura Tierney, Paul Guilfoyle, Allison Janney, Adrian Lester
  • Critic Reviews
    "...This provocative film touches a nerve. It's so funny it hurts..."
    Rolling Stone

    "...Travolta is a wonderful Clinton/Stanton....[Bates is] a fierce, funny force of nature..."
    Entertainment Weekly

    "...An array of vivid caricatures whose real-life role models aren't easy acts to follow..."
    New York Times

    "...For Tennessee-born Kathy Bates, this gleeful, high-energy part is a lifesaver, her best performance since winning an Oscar in MISERY and good enough to practically steal the entire picture..."
    Los Angeles Times

    "...It's a superb film -- funny, insightful and very wise about the realities of political life....The movie is endlessly inventive and involving..."
    Chicago Sun-Times

    "...PRIMARY COLORS rewards where other political dramas merely bore..."
    Total Film

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